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Rebels in position to challenge for region title

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From L to R: junior Jacob Prewitt, junior Dalton Stone, junior Luke Imfeld, senior Jagger Gillis, sophomore Tommy Ziesmer, junior Jakei Tarter, senior Gabe Hodge, junior William Carr, sophomore Kason Myers, junior Cruise Wilson and Connor Padgett.
Not pictured are senior Luke Sheperson, junior Hagan Webb and sophomore Owen Barnes.

Samuel Warren
Herald Staff

Head Coach of the Boyle County High School boys’ basketball team Donnie Webb says it is a goal of the Rebel’s coaching staff to avoid missing another Region 12 tournament.

Since the Rebel’s first-round exit of the 45th district tournament against the Danville Admirals last season, Webb has been focusing on improving his squad and has plans to compete for a region title.

“Basically, during the off-season we have focused on the areas we felt we needed to improve upon that will help us to get back to and compete for a regional title,” said Webb.

Senior guard Luke Sheperson looks to be the Rebel’s best offensive threat in the upcoming season. Sheperson averaged a team-best 5.9 rebounds per game last season while also scoring the second-most points on the team at 12.2 points per game. Among Boyle County players that took 100 shots during the 2019-20 season, Sheperson’s field goal percentage is the best on the Rebel squad, 51.4 percent.

“Luke’s going to be a vital part of what we want to accomplish this year,” said Webb. Webb expects Sheperson to be a double-digit scorer and one of the team’s leading rebounders in 2021 saying he leads the team through his effort and competitiveness.

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